2022 AFL Round 21 Betting Analysis for the Top Games of the Week

AFL Round 21 Betting Analysis for the Top Games of the Week

There are just three matches left before the 2022 AFL Finals, with each one seemingly a must win for teams at the top of the ladder. Geelong continues to hold the top spot at 15-4, but somebody is going to drop as 14-5 Melbourne and 14-5 Collingwood square off in the premier contest of the weekend. 

There are a couple of other very important matches this weekend throughout the ladder, here are some of the best matchups for round 21. Let’s get right to it so you can place your bets against the AFL Betting Odds

Top AFL Round 21 Betting Games for the Week

Melbourne Demons (-312) vs Collingwood Magpies, Friday 4:50 AM ET

The Dees are looking for revenge for a second straight week, avenging a 94-56 loss to Fremantle at the end of May with a 65-39 victory last Friday. Melbourne also lost to Collingwood 82-56 on June 13th so they are aiming for another season split. 

This is a huge matchup as both teams are tied with 56 points, a win back from top seed Geelong. The Magpies are red hot with 10 straight wins, but they have a tough gauntlet with top four Melbourne this week and top four Sydney next Sunday. Some will say the Collingwood win streak hasn’t come against the best competition, but that +184 has value for a team with momentum. 

Western Bulldogs (-222) vs Fremantle Dockers, Saturday 1:35 AM ET

This is a huge matchup for Fremantle, who is a game back from Sydney for the four spot in the ladder. The Dockers finish with West Coast and GWS – two of the worst three teams in the AFL – so Saturday is basically their last big test before the Finals. 

The problem for Fremantle is that the Dogs are fighting for their life just a win back from a top eight spot. The Dogs picked up a win over second place Melbourne and had a big lead over top seed Geelong before losing it over the past two weeks, so they’re playing well. 

Geelong Cats (-909) vs St. Kilda Saints, Saturday 4:25 AM ET

St. Kilda doesn’t get a great draw in their quest to hold on to the eight spot in the AFL ladder, matched up with the top seeded Cats in round 21. The Saints end up with #5 Brisbane and #4 Sydney as well so their Finals chances really are holding on by a thread, especially with Richmond and the Dogs both within a game. 

Geelong looks like they’ll cruise to a top seed finish. After playing eighth seed St. Kilda on Saturday the Cats finish up with Gold Coast and West Coast who are both bottom eight teams. Melbourne and Collingwood both need one of those teams to step up and stop the Cats nine match win streak. 

Brisbane Lions (-270) vs Carlton Blues, Sunday 12:20 AM ET

Carlton’s Michael Voss squares off against his old club on Sunday with plenty on the line for both teams. The Blues loss to #15 Adelaide last Saturday which isn’t ideal with Carlton trying to hold onto a top eight spot. Brisbane is also coming off a loss 104-97 to Richmond, suffering some key late injuries that may affect their play on Sunday. 

 
 

2024 Toyota AFL Premiership Season Odds

NRL Team Odds
Collingwood Magpies +550
Brisbane Lions +600
Melbourne Demons +750
Carlton Blues +850
GWS Giants +900
Port Adelaide +1200
Sydney Swans +1200
Adelaide Crows +1400
Rest of the Field +1500 or higher

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